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RefWorks for Embase: Introduction

NEW: Very Short Introductions

Very Short Introductions are a great way to find out about a new subject, consider study options, or revise a topic. The University of Birmingham now offers full access online to all 579 titles covering a broad range of subjects across many disciplines.

  • If you are looking for a specific title, you can search for it on Findit@Bham as you would any other book eg African Politics: Very Short Introduction
  • If you want to explore the whole collection, or a subject area, you can enter the search 'Very Short Introductions' on Findit@Bham

Using the Very Short Introductions website you can:

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  • Search across the whole range of titles to find books and chapters
  • Set up an free personalized account so that you can save a list of your favourite books and chapters and notes on your reading

Introduction

This guide will take you through the basics of using Embase (Ovid) and RefWorks

It covers creating an account on RefWorks, carrying out a literature search for journal articles on the database Embase (similar to Medline), then how to transfer results to RefWorks and cite them in your Word documents.

The activities are divided into sections as follows:

  • Activity 1: Set up on RefWorks
  • Activity 2: Planning your search
  • Activity 3: Database searching (Embase)
  • Activity 4: RefWorks

Embase or other Ovid databases on licence from LWW Wolters Kluwer to University of Birmingham.  RefWorks supplied by Ex Libris / Proquest on licence to University of Birmingham. 

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Acknowledgements

  • LWW Wolters Kluwer, for Ovid Medline graphics
  • Ex Libris Group (Proquest) for RefWorks graphics
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